China Mobile is getting ready to trial its 4G service next month in Shanghai. Starting from June 1st, the world’s largest mobile operator will be inviting around 5,000 users to start testing the TD-LTE based service.
As part of its preparations, China Mobile has built 1,000 base stations, 700 outdoors and 300 indoors, to cover the Inner Ring region. The whole city will get the coverage by the end of this year.
Initially, the carrier will be offering handsets and modems from Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and Datang Mobile, with the likes of Samsung joining the party later in the year.
China Mobile looks to have 200,000 base stations installed, covering 500 million people across 100 cities.
As usual, we can’t but be impressed with China Mobile’s figures…